CSL Referees need greater protection regardless of their decision-making

It’s not easy being a referee in any league at any level, but in the Chinese Super League (CSL) it appears to be on that fine line between brave and stupid. That’s largely due to the players’ behaviour and lack of support from the Chinese Football Association (CFA). Referees in the CSL are so heavily […]

Yan Xiangchuang leads deadline day casualties

Friday’s deadline day was one of frantic activity for many Chinese Super League sides, but failed to live up to the hopes of many players around the country who had hoped to secure first team football for the season ahead. Wild East Football takes a look at just some of the big name Chinese players […]

Guangzhou Evergrande 2013 Squad – Ranking the Players

After the second leg of the CFA final last Saturday, which saw Guizhou Renhe deny Guangzhou Evergrande the treble, four Evergrande supporters and sometime contributers to (Damian, Piers, Fee, and GZBiffo) gathered to discuss which players had been most vital to their team’s incredible dominance of 2013. Each fan (and another who couldn’t attend) had […]

ACL Final Second Leg, Guangzhou Evergrande vs FC Seoul: View From the Press Box

Guangzhou Evergrande 1-1 (agg. 3-3) FC Seoul ACL Final Second Leg Elkeson 58′; Damjanović 62′ Thanks to famed Korea-based football writer John Duerden, Wild East Football’s Guangzhou Evergrande correspondent GZBiffo managed to acquire a media pass for the second leg of the Asian Champions League final. Here is his perspective on the game from his […]

Report: Evergrande close to signing Rene Junior

Guangzhou Evergrande will shortly conclude the signing of Santos midfielder Renê Junior, according to respected Sky Italia correspondent Gianluca Di Marzio. The defensive midfielder, 24, was an important player for Ponte Preta in 2012 and showed initial promise upon arriving at Santos at the start of the year. However, due to a combination of small […]